A woman’s body is dynamic, undergoing many physiological changes at each stage of her life. It is therefore no surprise that women often have concerns and skin care needs that are unique, requiring specialized care and expertise. Women’s health is a major focus at Sanova Dermatology. Trust our dermatologists and staff to assist with changes and skin conditions specific to women.
Hormonal acne can occur at any age, and it is not uncommon for women to complain of breakouts well beyond their teenage years. Since this form of acne is triggered by hormonal changes, women can suffer flare-ups at puberty, at monthly menstrual cycles, during pregnancy, and at menopause. High-quality skin care products and medical treatment for acne can control the embarrassment of outbreaks and prevent scarring.
Pregnancy is a wonderful time in a woman’s life. But, in addition to that happy glow, many expectant moms notice a number of other skin changes. For example, PUPPP (Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy) is an itchy rash that can appear on the abdomen in late pregnancy (usually 3rd trimester). Whether it be melasma (darker areas of pigmentation on the face), acne, changing moles, itchy skin, spider veins, skin tags, or other rashes, speak with our dermatologists about treatment options for your comfort and peace of mind.
Striae and Stretch Marks
Striae and Stretch Marks are common in all individuals but commonly result from rapid weight gain associated with pregnancy. These reddish or purple lines may fade gradually over time, although often they can persist. Your dermatologist can offer skin care tips to minimize stretch marks. If you have persistent stretch marks, they can be safely and effectively improved with new technologies such as laser resurfacing.
Vulvar lesions are common in women and are often a source of great stress and concern. Skin in this area of the body is extremely thin, and often dermatologic conditions will present here rather than other places. Many lesions, such as contact dermatitis, lichen sclerosis or lichen planus, can cause a significant amount of itch and discomfort. Genital warts associated with HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) can be dangerous and have been associated with cervical and vulvar cancers. Regardless of the problem, the dermatologists at Sanova dermatologist are experts in women’s health and can help with the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions in this sensitive area.
Hair loss is a common concern of many women and up to 75% of women will report some thinning in their lifetime. Often, hair loss can be attributed to stress, low iron levels or an abnormal thyroid function. Like men, some women are subject to androgenic alopecia, or female pattern hair loss. Regardless of the cause, a number of treatments are available. Your dermatologist can help alleviate the anxiety of hair loss and restore your luscious locks.
Trust the caring team of healthcare professionals at Sanova Dermatology to address these and other women’s dermatological conditions with compassionate expertise.
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